SCOTS vessel, Hull 802, will likely be named MV Glen Rosa following a landslide win in a public vote.
The ship will play a significant position in offering a totally versatile year-round service for the isle of Arran.
Caledonian Maritime Property Restricted (CMAL) introduced the brand new identify following a public vote which noticed practically 5,000 entries and ran over three weeks.
MV Glen Rosa, which will likely be referred to as Gleann Ruasaidh in Gaelic, was the most well-liked identify, garnering 52% of the votes.
MV Glen Rosa, together with sister vessel MV Glen Sannox, is at present below development in Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow).
MV Glen Rosa will likely be one among six new main vessels as a consequence of be part of the CMAL fleet earlier than the top of 2025, following a dedication of £695m from the Scottish Authorities for the years 2021- 2026.
CMAL owns 26 harbours on the west coast of Scotland, in addition to 37 ferries – two of that are leased to CalMac Ferries Ltd on routes to the west islands and penninsulas.
The 102-metre twin gasoline ferries will be capable of function on each liquefied pure fuel (LNG) and marine diesel.
LNG is considerably cleaner and has been adopted by ferry operators in Northern Europe in response to tighter emissions rules.
The ships are designed to hold 127 vehicles or 16 HGVs, or a mix of each.
In response to the latest replace to the Internet Zero, Vitality and Transport committee from Ferguson Marine, MV Glen Rosa is because of launch in March 2024.
Kevin Hobbs, Chief Govt of CMAL mentioned: “The general public’s response to the naming of Hull 802 has been incredible to see”.
“Although we’re disenchanted within the delay to launching the vessel, we perceive that the precedence is guaranteeing that the newly named MV Glen Rosa achieves Maritime and Coastguard (MCA) approval.
“We proceed to work intently with the workforce at Ferguson Marine and might see nice progress being made in direction of the supply of each MV Glen Sannox and MV Glen Rosa.”
Robbie Drummond, Chief Govt of CalMac, mentioned: “We’re very a lot wanting ahead to MV Glen Rosa and MV Glen Sannox becoming a member of our fleet.
“These vessels will present much-needed resilience to the Arran neighborhood, and to the community as an entire.”